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NIC & Wisconsin Conferences Share Values and Will Share a Bishop

Conversations among leaders of the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois Conference express increasing confidence and enthusiasm for the conference’s sharing a bishop beginning Sept. 1. At their most recent joint meeting--on Dec. 19 in Rockford, Ill.--conference lay leaders, ministry directors (lay and clergy), and representative full cabinet members from both conferences took a deeper look at the practical details of sharing a bishop.

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Richard Hundrieser

Rev. Richard A. Hundrieser, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on January 26, 2024. During his ministry he served Fox River Grove: Community; Dixon: First; Polo: Emmanuel; and Walnut.

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Equitable Compensation Task Force Is Analyzing Data

Members of the Equitable Compensation Task Force, established at the 2023 Northern Illinois annual conference session, are well along their assignment of gathering data on clergy compensation and preparing a report and recommended legislation.

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North Central Jurisdiction Confirms: Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Will Share a Bishop

It’s official: Wisconsin Conference and Northern Illinois Conference will start sharing a bishop on Sept. 1. The North Central Jurisdiction, meeting online in a special session on Jan. 23, passed two motions: to form a new episcopal area composed of Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Conferences and to form another composed of East Ohio and West Ohio Conferences.

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Rev. Johngmin Martin Lee, Congregational Development Director, to Retire on July 1

Rev. Jongmin Martin Lee, director of congregational development and redevelopment for the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church, will retire on July 1, 2024, announced Bishop Dan Schwerin.

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Martin Luther King Jr Celebration Postponed

The Martin Luther King Jr Celebration planned for Jan. 14 at St Mark United Methodist Church in Chicago has been postponed.

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